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RINKE, Stefan. Germany and Brazil, 1870-1945: a relationship between spaces. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.1, pp.299-316.  Epub Feb 17, 2014. ISSN 0104-5970.

Relations between Germany and Brazil were influenced by different spatial orders which co-existed and influenced each other between 1870 and 1945. The article discusses the idea of living in different worlds, and being worlds apart. It argues that the concept of distance changed slowly, but surely, with the rise of modern communication technologies. Hierarchically structured spatial orders of centers and peripheries dominated the relationship in this period. Not only the Germans considered their own space superior, and on a higher level than the Brazilian, many Brazilians of the time agreed with this point of view, but also, since the First World War, were not willing to accept this allegedly natural order of the globe any longer.

Keywords : Germany and Brazil, 1870-1945; international politics; economic, political and cultural relations; spatial orders; global history.

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